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Posted by Maccanaut | Jan 23, 2011 @ 05:23 AM | 1,956 Views
Hey guys i have a saito FA 115 that bit me on the hand. I left it sitting for a month and a half afterwards without adding any after run oil or whatever into the breather nipple, although i had added oil into the engine through the glow plug hole.
Anyway i finally maidened it today but was disappointed to find that after 3 or 4 minutes flying there's a rattling sound coming from the engine. i landed and a group of us stood around trying to figure it out. We removed the rocker covers and found that the tappets were bone dry. Poured some fuel into them and replaced the rocker covers and flew nicely again for a few minutes, but then the same thing happened again.
It seems theres no oil getting into the rockers and theyre rattling as a result. I have this engine mounted upright in a hangar 9 pulse xt 60 (overkill i know :-) ).

I've been advised to pump fuel into the breather nipple and stand the plane vertical on its nose for a few days, as its suspected that there is gunk build up on a bearing or something and its blocking the passage for the oil to get up top. It was suggested that the fuel will break the gunk up.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so, whats the solution?

Would really appreciate any tips on this. I just wanna fly this thing. :-)

Michael
Posted by Maccanaut | Jan 23, 2011 @ 05:22 AM | 1,768 Views
Hey guys i have a saito FA 115 that bit me on the hand. I left it sitting for a month and a half afterwards without adding any after run oil or whatever into the breather nipple, although i had added oil into the engine through the glow plug hole.
Anyway i finally maidened it today but was disappointed to find that after 3 or 4 minutes flying there's a rattling sound coming from the engine. i landed and a group of us stood around trying to figure it out. We removed the rocker covers and found that the tappets were bone dry. Poured some fuel into them and replaced the rocker covers and flew nicely again for a few minutes, but then the same thing happened again.
It seems theres no oil getting into the rockers and theyre rattling as a result. I have this engine mounted upright in a hangar 9 pulse xt 60 (overkill i know :-) ).

I've been advised to pump fuel into the breather nipple and stand the plane vertical on its nose for a few days, as its suspected that there is gunk build up on a bearing or something and its blocking the passage for the oil to get up top. It was suggested that the fuel will break the gunk up.

Has anyone else had this problem and if so, whats the solution?

Would really appreciate any tips on this. I just wanna fly this thing. :-)

Michael
Posted by Maccanaut | Nov 30, 2010 @ 06:50 AM | 5,032 Views
Hi guys. I want to set up my spartan quark gyro on my 500 size heli. I'm using the Power HD 3688HB Digital Servo 25g/2.8kg/.07sec servo on the tail but i need to know the pulse rate. I cant seem to find the info anywhere. I've googled. I've contacted Hobbyking who refer me back to this forum. No one seems to know the pulse rate. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys.
Michael
Posted by Maccanaut | Aug 10, 2010 @ 09:16 AM | 2,252 Views
Hi all......as a newbie to planes, i was pretty pleased with my efforts on a HobbyKing Decathlon with a whacky COG. Love the planes now (been into helis for near a year) and anxious to fly the warbirds. Heres a vid of my flight on the Decathlon. Yep......while i am proud of my efforts i know damn well that its a high wing trainer and only a big girls blouse could crash it!



HobbyKing Decathlon 2nd flight (7 min 57 sec)


I'm gonna give the 'stang a go though. It arrives this week.